Participants may register for classes and programs online.
Decoding the Ingredient List
Saturday, April 8 | 10:30 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $15
How important is your food? Everything you eat and drink is broken down and becomes the next generation of you at the cellular level. To have a poor diet is to have a sick body. To have a diet that is void of nutrition is creating a body that can no longer heal itself. Join instructor Lynda Wallace, certified holistic health coach and personal trainer, as she explains how 95 percent of chronic disease is caused by poor food choices, toxic ingredients and lack of exercise. This powerful class will arm you with the tools to make better choices for yourself, your family and your life. Workshop includes a Power Point presentation and handouts. Registration deadline is April 3. (Wallace was trained at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. She is certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and has more than 15 years of experience in personal training, nutrition and alternative medicine.)
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Saturday, April 29 | 10 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | Free
This special day takes place annually around the world the last Saturday of April. Attendees may observe or participate in free demonstrations at 10 a.m. Tai Chi is an ancient Chinese tradition that is today practiced as a graceful form of exercise. Qigong is an ancient Chinese health care system that integrates physical posture breathing techniques and focused attention. Instructor Nikki Desch is an award-winning martial arts instructor with more than 30 years of experience.
Thursdays, March 30, April 6, 13, 20, 27, May 4 | 11:30 a.m.- 12:30 p.m.| Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30 for 6 weeks
Tuesdays, April 11, 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m.| Cane Creek Recreation Center | $30 for 6 weeks
Looking for a way to reduce stress? Consider Tai Chi. This Chinese martial art has developed into a graceful form of exercise that not only reduces stress but helps with a variety of health conditions. Tai Chi, often described as “meditation in motion,” promotes serenity through gentle, flowing, low-impact movements. It puts minimal stress on muscles and joints, making it generally safe for all ages and fitness levels. Participants of all experience levels may sign up for one or both of these six-week sessions with instructor Nikki Desch, an award-winning martial artist with 35+ years of experience. Registration is required five business days prior to the program.
Mondays and Wednesdays with instructor | Fridays with video | 11 a.m. – noon | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $2 on Mondays and Wednesdays | Free on Fridays
This yoga class is designed for participants with chronic pain and the physically challenged, who spend the majority of the class seated. The “poses” are gentle, range-of-motion movements and stretching combined with breathing exercises and meditation led by instructor Shelia Barnes.
First and third Friday each month | 6:30-8 p.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $1
The Cookeville Traditional Dance class meets on the first and third Friday evening of each month. The class focuses on English Country and American Contra dancing, while adding in some traditional dances from other countries as well, such as Scotland. Neither experience nor a partner is required. Fun for the whole family. For more information, contact Mev McCurdy at email@example.com.
Wednesdays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Fridays, 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Saturdays, 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3
Bend, an innovative fusion of ballet, gymnastics and yoga, allows participants to target specific muscles with precision for gaining flexibility while building strength and endurance. Bend offers multiple levels for a wide range of ages and body types. Benefits from stretching include pain relief, increased energy levels, better range of motion in the joints, greater blood circulation, relaxation and stress relief. Instructor Lynda Wallace, a certified holistic coach and personal trainer, has 20+ years of combined experience in dance, gymnastics, ballet and stretching exercise.
Walking to Wellness
Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays | 10-11 a.m. | Cane Creek Recreation Center | Free
Participants are invited to Power Walk at the Cane Creek Recreation Center in a safe environment. They may also choose other forms of walking, such as a treadmill or walking outdoors. The center provides log-in sheets for keeping track of walking miles.
Daily | Cane Creek Recreation Center | $3
Take fitness classes for $3 per visit, with no membership fee or contract. Offerings include Zumba, Dance2Fit, yoga, cardio sculpt, strength training, step aerobics, cycling and much more. See our monthly schedule and class descriptions at Fitness Classes. Lunch Express classes start at 11 a.m. each week day and are divided into 30-minute sessions for $2 each or $3 for both sessions.
School of Dance
August through May | Cane Creek Recreation Center
The Leisure Services School of Dance offers Dance for Young Children (ages 3 through first grade) and technique classes for ages 7 through adult in the areas of classical ballet, modern dance, jazz and hip hop. Tuition is based on 33 instructional weeks, August through May. Learn more at School of Dance.